NBA Fans React To Kyrie Irving Receiving $50K Fine For Flipping Off Celtics Fans During Game 1

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  • Kyrie Irving flipped off and cursed at Celtics during game 1 of Nets-Celtics series.
  • Irving has been fined $50k by the NBA for his actions.
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Kyrie Irving’s pocket is a little lighter after game 1 of the Nets-Celtics series.

On Sunday, Kyrie was seen cursing at Celtics fans while walking to the locker room and flipping off several fans during the second half of the game.

According to Kyrie, he was just giving the crowd the same energy that he was receiving from them.

“Where I’m from, I’m used to all these antics and people being close nearby. It’s nothing new when I come into this building of what it’s going to be like,”

“It’s the same energy they have for me, and I’m gonna have the same energy for them. And it’s not every fan. I don’t want to attack every Boston fan. But when people start yelling, ‘p—y’ or ‘b—h’ and ‘f— you’ and all that stuff, there’s only so much you can take as a competitor.”

On Tuesday, the NBA announced they were fining Irving $50k for his actions during game 1.

A majority of NBA fans believe it’s unfair that Kyrie can’t respond to vulgar heckling fans without getting fined.